Killing Grandma: How Sarah Palin Won the Healthcare Debate
My newspaper column went up after midnight last night and already one lefty is frothing at the mouth.What did I do? Nothing more than quote Democrats’ own words.Oh, and I pointed out that Sarah Palin won the healthcare debate after using the phrase “death panels.”You can check out the column here. Here’s an excerpt: Ezekiel Emanuel, Rahm Emanuel’s brother and one of Obama’s health-care advisors, | Read More »
The Death Panels Are Real. We Have the Video.
The “Death Panels” get liberals hackles up more than the thought of “rationing” healthcare. But let’s be real. Given limited resources and government funding, at some point your healthcare will be the subject of a cost/benefit analysis by a government bureaucrat. Now here’s the funny thing: it is already happening. We posted on this earlier, but the clip over 3 minutes and 30 seconds. For | Read More »
Obama bemoans those who bear ‘false witness’ against Obamacare as he bears ‘false witness’ himself
There he goes again. President Obama bears “false witness” as he complains about others bearing “false witness” against Obamacare. A “scripted” online discussion about Obamacare conducted with a “friendly audience” of religious voters and pastors Wednesday, ended with Obama “bemoaning those who bear ‘false witness’ against his plans — and then making a claim of his own that’s been widely shown to be false”: “There’s | Read More »
There’s No Such Thing As A Death Panel. There’s No Such Thing As A Death Panel. There’s No Such Thing As A Death Panel.
A reminder, from last year, of what state-run health care can turn into: H/T RS’ own Brian Faughnan has more on the Oregon case (“The compassion of the IRS and the efficiency of the Postal Service”); Nat Hentoff has more on the current debate.
Single-payer, Public Option, Co-Operatives: Socialized Health Care by Different Names
By Jeff Duncan The month of August should be declared, “National Healthcare Discussion Month.” For weeks, news outlets have covered the confrontations between rightfully concerned and upset citizens, and their elected representation in Washington. Americans from across the political spectrum are upset because they are afraid health care legislation will bring about a rationed, lower quality of care. Unfortunately, their concerns are well founded, especially | Read More »
, Health Care
, Jeff Duncan
, public option
, rationed care
, Single Payer
, South Carolina
Forget POTUS and TOTUS The Real Power In America is LOTUS!
If you are even partially politically aware in this country, or saw the pilot episode of The West Wing, you know that POTUS stands for President of the United States. Kind of insider speak, if you will. Now with our current President, we have been introduced to TOTUS, the Teleprompter of the United States. Anyone who has seen President Barack Obama speak both with the | Read More »
A Litmus Test for Obamacare
If Barack Obama were truly interested in improving “Health Care” for Americans, he has a very simple way to prove it to all of us non-believers. I mentioned it to Mrs. Flagstaff (who is already registered to be in Atlanta next year) the other day, and since then I’ve heard the same general idea mentioned by such estimable people as Rep. Michelle Bachmann, among others. | Read More »
Climate Bill Out Of Control
“The Republicans are right — it’s a Cap-and-Tax bill.” Erick and Dan both pointed out last week that Cap and Trade legislation was meeting resistance from Democrats. This week, we have some revealing commentary from former Democratic Senator from Colorado, Timothy Worth. Worth was a “climate-change negotiator” during President Bill Clinton’s administration and currently runs the UN Foundation. Worth is a supporter of cap and | Read More »
‘Public Option’ Was Created to Lead to Single Payer
Patrick Ruffini points to this helpful history of the ‘public option:’ One key player was Roger Hickey of the Campaign for America’s Future. Hickey took UC Berkley health care expert Jacob Hacker’s idea for “a new public insurance pool modeled after Medicare” and went around to the community of single-payer advocates, making the case that this limited “public option” was the best they could hope | Read More »
The AARP doesn’t give up
Like most people, I joined AARP thinking that it costs next to nothing and if I just use ONE discount in a year it more than paid for itself. I got the first year free courtesy of Walgreen’s if I recall correctly, then recently sent in a renewal. Well I got so turned off after that Dallas debacle that I joined the tens of thousands | Read More »
And the crowd in Alabama speaks out
The Democrats want to take the public option plan, on their own, to the floor of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. OK. (Please.) Throw me in the briar patch. No ANYTHING BUT THAT! REALLY! NO! STOP IT SOME MORE! Here are some excerpts from the local newspaper report on the meeting: Two thousand people poured into a town hall meeting held Monday night | Read More »
“DEMS PLAN TO GO IT ALONE ON HEALTHCARE” on Drudge; this is news?
Today, the “scoop” on Drudge is; “NYT: DEMS PLAN TO GO IT ALONE ON HEATHCARE… DEVELOPING…” This isn’t exactly news though, is it? From June 22, 2009 CNBC; Democrats May Go It Alone on Healthcare Overhaul A key Democrat, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, said this option now seems even more of a necessity in view of unsuccessful behind-the-scenes attempts to get a deal with | Read More »
Hey, I *heart* the NHS Women: Do You Love This?
I’ve mentioned many times that amongst the myriad of reasons why I do NOT want “Universal” (Socialized) Health Care, and why I thought all women should not, is because: a) I don’t trust the Government with a Speculum b) I don’t want a bureaucrat deciding if my epidural is really “cost-effectively necessary” While the above were said somewhat tongue in cheek, I suppose I now | Read More »
President Obama’s Approval Rating Sinks, 54% of Americans Want No Health Reform this Year
President Obama’s approval ratings have taken a further downward swing, among likely voters, not among “adults” that the national media uses to inflate the polling results in President Obama’s favor. Here is the approval rating graph. What is also interesting is that 54% of Americans — among likely voters — believe it would be better if Congress did nothing at all on health reform. It | Read More »
The Flag@whitehouse.gov story has only begun – and we must demand the Facts! (WH Reality Check ‘contact’ update – broken Security still allows stuffing)
Will the Cover-up be again even worse than the original violations? [Update: The highly touted FIX over some concerns with the Flag@whitehouse.gov not having "confirmation" - the reCAPTCHA (tm) Security - DOES NOT WORK! -- more on that in the article] [h/t to Mike for BREAKING: "Gibbs admits 'the List'" and Moe for: "White House: Axelrod spam? All because of outside agitators"] The Leftist fools | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, David Axelrod
, Health Care
, john dingell